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RED-BLUE AMERICA: Did the 'War on Poverty' fail? RED-BLUE AMERICA: Did the 'War on Poverty' fail?
9 weeks ago - - BEN BOYCHUK & JOEL MATHIS
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson launched the “War on Poverty,” has the U.S. lost that war? Or does the nation need to change tactics? Joel Mathis and Ben Boychuk, the Red-Blue America columnists, weigh in. [Read More]
Commentary: Pluralism over separatism Commentary: Pluralism over separatism
9 weeks ago - - THOMAS FRIEDMAN
MADRID — This was an interesting week to visit Britain and Spain — first to watch the Scottish separatists push for independence and then to watch Basque and Catalan separatists watching (with disappointment) the outcome of the vote. [Read More]
Commentary: Ebola virus
When Steve was hosting a show on NPR this past week, several callers questioned whether the United States should be sending 3,000 troops and $500 million to help control the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa. [Read More]
Commentary: New Miss America
9 weeks ago - - CHRISTINE FLOWERS
Growing up, the odds that I would have been picked to wear a sash as Miss Anything were slimmer than Rosie O’Donnell winning Miss (or Mr.) Congeniality. [Read More]
Ebola outbreak must be controlled
9 weeks ago -
The Ebola virus is one of the least understood but most deadly viruses on the African continent, spreading rapidly if not checked in its early stages. [Read More]
Commentary: Errors and emissions Commentary: Errors and emissions
9 weeks ago - - PAUL KRUGMAN
This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news? [Read More]
Commentary: Startling adult friendships Commentary: Startling adult friendships
9 weeks ago - - DAVID BROOKS
Somebody recently asked me what I would do if I had $500 million to give away. My first thought was that I’d become a moderate version of the Koch brothers. [Read More]
Commentary: 'Invisible hand' now in your pocket Commentary: 'Invisible hand' now in your pocket
9 weeks ago - - LLEWELLYN KING
Adam Smith’s “invisible hand,” describing the efficient operation of markets, has morphed into a something else: an invisible hand in my pocket and yours. [Read More]
Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable Commentary: Theater of war unavoidable
9 weeks ago - - GENE LYONS
Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. [Read More]
Commentary: The delays in immigration reform Commentary: The delays in immigration reform
9 weeks ago - - BYRON YORK
In light of President Obama’s decision to delay his much-anticipated edict on immigration until after November’s elections, some critics are asking why the president and Democrats in Congress didn’t pass immigration reform back when they had overwhelming majorities in both House and Senate. [Read More]
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